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Defensive errors prove costly for Alty FC
10:38am Wednesday 11th December 2013 in Sport
TWO away defeats in four days have jolted Altrincham’s quest for promotion, yet the Robins remain in fourth place, just four points adrift of leaders North Ferriby United, with a game in hand.
Manager Lee Sinnott was left to rue ‘a defensive no show in the first 22 minutes’ at Harrogate on Saturday, by which time his team had shipped three goals.
“I thought that we played well from that point & deserved a draw but it’s very rare that any team recovers from a three goal deficit & in the end we just fell short.
Against Gloucester on Tuesday night, we started brightly but defended two phases of play badly & found ourselves two goals down.
“We’ve hit the bar twice, forced their keeper to make a fantastic save & been guilty of missing chances whilst Gloucester have created just a couple of chances, but punished 2 pieces of poor defending.”
Altrincham have just one more competitive game before Christmas & Sinnott is hoping the break until the next league game at Guiseley on December 21st will be good for his team & hopefully allow him to strengthen his threadbare squad.
“We have a couple of specific targets, but getting the right players in can often take time.
“It took us almost four weeks to negotiate Greg Wilkinson’s transfer from Stalybridge”.
Altrincham will be showcasing the plans for their new Community Sports Hall on Saturday before and after a friendly with Southport which starts at 1pm.
Extensive drawings showing how the building will look, and the facilities it will
contain, will be available for viewing in the Manchester Glass Sponsors’ Lounge before and after the game, while members of the committee set up to oversee the project will be on hand to answer any questions.
Entry to the ground is free, but donations would be welcome and will be split between the club and the community sports hall fund.
The game will be followed by the TASC Race Night, which will start at around 3.30pm and will incorporate a question and answer session with the management team of Sinnott and Neil Tolson.